Monday, June 20, 2011

Here is the second update video we shot on the progress of Robert's house. There is currently a team here in Uganda working to finish the house within the next two weeks! We will film a final video of Robert's house once it is completed!

The first leg of our trip (in Jinja) is finished, and we are on to the next. Currently, we are near the capitol city of Kampala, spending some time at Gaba Bible Institute in the village of Buloba. Check out their website to read more about the great work that is being done here! Our next update will include some details about what we've found here, photos, and some video if we can!

Tomorrow, we move on to Bugabo village where we will spend some time at Ekubo Ministries filming, taking photos, and getting to know the ministry!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Here are two other blogs of our friends that are here. Their latest posts will give you some more insight as to what is going on these days. AND

We have already had our share of sickness in the last few days. Nothing serious, just what is to be expected in the first weeks of living (temporarily or permanently) in the 3rd world! The words that you have prayed over us the last few days have been felt heavily and we are so thankful to you for lifting us up to the Father!

As you know, one of our tasks while in Uganda is to capture photos and videos for several Gospel centered organizations, primarily Serving His Children. Here is a quick SHC video we shot while in Mayuge (see last post):

Monday we had the privilege of visiting a wonderful ministry called Ekisa, which means "grace" in Luganda. Ekisa Ministries provides those living with disabilities a place of understanding that assists them in their physical, mental, and spiritual growth. Our time filming there was an adventure to say the least! We will post some photos soon!

Yesterday, Brett and I hopped on a boda (motorcycle taxi) and headed out to the village of Mafubira where STAO is located. He and I rode on one boda, while our two tubs of bibles were strapped to another. Most of you will remember that STAO is the children's home and church where we stayed for part of our visit last year! Brett is preaching the next few days there to a group of pastors and anyone else who shows up ;) In addition to preaching and worshipping together, we were able to give out many of the bibles that you helped us bring! The people were incredibly appreciative of the gift!! Yesterday went very well and I know each day will only be better... for His glory!!

That's all for now friends! I will try to upload a few photos and short videos in the next blog, but bear with me because the internet here is just awful! LOVE YOU ALL and THANK YOU for your prayer as we journey in Uganda!

All for love, all for the Gospel.

-Clain and Brett

Thursday, June 2, 2011

We are here!

Our fist few days here in Uganda have been wonderful! When we arrived Tuesday morning, we made the long, cramped drive to Jinja where we settled into the Serving His Children volunteer house. Our house is just up the road from Renee's (the SHC compound) so we are just a short walk away. We were absolutely exhausted from only having about 6 hours of sleep in a few days because of all the traveling! Yesterday we slept very late, then eventually went into town to get food from the market, a phone to use while we're here, and a few other things for the house.

Today we woke up a bit earlier to go out to a village called Mayuge. Several of the children that have gone through SHC's program are from this area, including baby Robert. He was brought to Renee with an extremely rare skin disease called EB (Epidermolysis Bullosa). Click here if you'd like to read more about Robert's story. We went WAY out to his home to continue the work on a foundation for his and his families' new home! His condition requires a cleaner environment, and that is what the new house will provide. Serving His Children is sending a team out there this month to finish the construction! A beautiful thing about SHC is that it is not exclusive to malnutrition... they help in any area that is thrown their way!

We are dirty and we are tired, but we are so glad to be here and see what is going on! I will post some photos on the next blog, but if you are friends with us on facebook you can see some now! LOVE YOU ALL!! We'll blog again soon :)

-Clain and Brett